St. Charles Houben
This Sunday, Pope Benedict will canonize a Passionist priest from our community in Ireland. Father Charles Houben was part of the original Passionist foundation in Ireland. He lived and ministered out of our Passionist monastery of Mount Argus in Dublin. He was born in Holland in 1821 and died in Dublin in 1893. He had a great reputation as a confessor and preacher and his grave at Mount Argus has been a place of pilgrimage for years. So today we celebrate with Passionists from around the world for the honour given to our brother St. Charles Houben.
ST. GABRIEL’S CHILDREN’S FAITH PROGRAM
is designed for children from Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8 in our Parish who are attending either private or public school and wish to learn about our Catholic Faith. We are currently accepting new students for the 2007/2008 school year. Registration forms are available at the Parish Office. The deadline for enrollment is June 30, 2007. Volunteers to the program are always welcome. For more information, please call the Parish Office at 416-221-8866.
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FR. PAUL’S 75th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Tickets will be on sale after all the Masses this weekend. The price of $125 per person includes hors d’oeuvres, a catered dinner with wine, all taxes and gratuities, and contribution to a special birthday gift for Father Paul. Don’t forget to buy your ticket and mark your calendar for Saturday, October 27, 2007 – 6 PM at the All Saints Church Centre, 3215 Bayview Avenue (Bayview south of Finch).
for St. Gabriel’s School will take place on Sunday, June 10 at 2:30PM.
CHINESE ROSARY GROUP
Sunday, June 10th at 3:00 PM
We are a group of Chinese (Cantonese speaking) who will meet this month on Sunday, June 10th at 3:00PM in the Library. For information contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029.
FOCUS ON ECOLOGY COMMITTEE
We have some pamphlets at the back of the Church about WATER. Our next meeting is on Thursday, June 7th at 7:30 PM. Come and discuss your environmental concerns!
PARISH BARBECUE PICNIC
This year our picnic is planned for Sunday June 24th after the 12:30 Mass. Mark your calendar for this special day with family and friends. We will need volunteers. If you are able to donate some of your time to help organize this great event, then contact Linda Law at 416-918-8029 after 6PM. The sign-up sheets will be on the tables at the back of the Church.
SUNDAY COLLECTION: May 26/27, 2007
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R.S. Kane Funeral Home in conjunction with the Catholic Cemetery Association would like to invite all Parishioners to an informative evening in the Gabriel Room on Thursday, June 7th at 7:00 PM. Many people are faced with emotional and costly decisions at a time when they are vulnerable and not thinking clearly. Please join us and find out why so many people choose to preplan and prearrange their funeral and cemetery services long before they are needed. Refreshments will be served.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE
If you are a couple who would be interested in assisting us to deliver this course three weekends a year, then contact the parish office at 416-221-8866.
The Altar Service is now recruiting new members. If you are in Grade 5 or higher and are interested in becoming an altar server contact Thomas Li at 416 – 756 – 4995. The orientation and training for the new members will be held in the Fall.
CASSEROLES FOR THE GOOD SHEPHERD CENTRE
Thank you to the volunteers who prepared 38 casseroles in May. For June, your prepared casseroles (frozen please) will be collected at the Masses on the weekend of June 23/24 for delivery to the Centre. More volunteers are encouraged to become active in helping to feed our less fortunate sisters and brothers. If you require more information or would like to get a copy of the recipe and a casserole pan, please contact Irene Albrecht at 416-221-2791.
BUNDLE UP WEEKEND
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is collecting gently used clothing and household linens for those in need, on the weekend of June 16th and 17th. A St. Vincent de Paul truck will be parked on the upper parking lot near the garden. Volunteers will assist with loading before and after each of the Masses on Saturday and Sunday.
TORONTO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
has approved a Draft Long-Term Accommodation and Program Plan. This plan will guide the Board in its decisions around school facilities and programming which will better serve the needs of all its students in Catholic Schools throughout the city for the next 10 years. The TCDSB invites all stakeholders in Catholic education to participate in consultation sessions regarding the draft plan. The meeting in our ward will be held on MONDAY, JUNE 4th AT 7:00PM at the Catholic Education Centre at 80 Sheppard Ave. East. It is vital that the Board hears your input and ideas as it moves forward to developing this blueprint for the future.
Today is ShareLife’s Third and Final Collection
“God has nobody on earth but yours, no hands but yours…Yours are the hands with which He is to go about doing good. Yours are the hands with which He is to bless His people.”
St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
2006 SHARELIFE TOTAL: $163,159.52
2007 TO DATE: $143,473.10
PILGRIMAGE TO QUEBEC
Come join a spirit-filled group visiting three shrines in Quebec: St. Joseph’s Oratory, Cap de La Madeleine and St. Anne de Beaupre. The bus leaves Blessed Trinity church on Thursday, June 28th and returns on Sunday, July 1st. For information call Mary at 416-497-7059.
BUTTERFLY RUN AND WALK (5K)
in memory of Olivia Barron on June 10, 2007 at East Don River Park. For information contact Gina Lipton at 1-800-563-5483 or visit www.liver.ca/events to register.